Sunday, May 05, 2013

A promise made

I looked at the radar map today on my iPhone and animated the map. There was a mass of cloud and rain that covered most of central Alabama.
When I looked more closely, the vortex of the mass was swirling around Empire, Alabama. I kid you not.
Today was our 39th anniversary and we always try to do something special, but today we decided to stay close to home, and spend time with Ol' Buddy. As I wrote a few days ago he is very ill.
I gave Jilda my word that next year we will be in Ireland, Paris, or some other distant land of her choice celebrating our landmark.
It was said most eloquently in the poem, The Ballad of Sam McGee:
A promise made is a debt unpaid.


  1. Happy Anniversary! I hope this year brings health, wealth and much happiness...(we celebrate our 39th in Aug.) Make those plans for Europe or where ever and enjoy!

  2. Happy Anniversary... I hope you work on those plans to go to Europe next year :)

  3. I just came from Jilda's blog and read about Buddy. I am so so sorry. I hope you all have a beautiful time together. Take care

  4. Happy Anniversary Rick and Jilda!!!

  5. You are right to stay with Buddy. He needs you.


  6. Happy Anniversary to both of you!
    May God bestow more loving moments in your life.


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